Sunday, September 30, 2012

Backlog In 17, Traffic Control Re: 5-11 Alarm Fire In Avondale

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:32pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the mid 60s, and will remain so today. I'm monitoring 17 until 5:29, then I'll come back after my dinner with 25 until midnight or so. If anyone is wondering, yes, I am aware of that extra 5-11 alarm fire that took place in east Avondale today. That's sad to hear of that factory being burned down like that. I'm being told that the fire started overnight and continued into this morning, and even that the fire IS out at this time, there are still quite a few crews that will have to remain on scene for a while, as the building was at least partially destroyed. Here's the article on the fire. If anyone would like to talk about it, please feel free to mention it here. Also, this is most likely the very last day that the current CPD District boundary and radio assignments will be as they are, due to the changes the Department is supposedly making. As far as I know, 25 will be now the 13th District, but the current 14th and 17th Districts will remain the same, including radio assignments. The new 13 will be on a new frequency, so I will have to find out which one tomorrow. The pther changes they are making are adding three more Zones, merging the current 12th and 13th Districts together, and renumbering the current 24th District to the 21st. If anyone knows anything more on the changes than I do, please comment. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:26pm - Backlog in 17 at 15:26 hours.

4:28pm - Backlog taken out of 17 at 16:28 hours.

5:01pm - Beat 1788 is being assigned to block off traffic at Belmont and Rockwell per Beat 1799 in response to that 5-11 alarm fire that took place today on the 2600 block of W Nelson.

5:29pm - I'm going to go until after my dinner, at which time I'll return with 25. See you all then.

7:29pm - I'm back with 25. Good evening, everyone.

8:30pm - Beat 2573 has a handwaver at the Shell gas station at 3181 N Milwaukee Ave.

8:37pm - Parker. 21XX N Springfield. Car blocking the driveway.

9:05pm to 9:50pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys.

10:02pm - Beat 4551 and his team, Beats 4551Adam through Charlie, are working the area of Kilbourn-George-Pulaski-Fullerton this evening.

10:17pm - Request for a supervisor. 38XX W Schubert. Caller's not happy with CPD service from an earlier call.

10:30pm - Beat 4552David has a street stop at Lowell and Altgeld. Running some names.

10:51pm - The lady from the 10:17pm job is still calling for a supervisor.

10:54pm - Disturbance. 3919 W Fullerton. At the Fullerton Hotel. Problem with a staff member. Event number is 18879.

11:43pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 2900 block of N Springfield. 2) Disturbance. Belmont and Milwaukee.

11:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Springfield.

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